I AM CHRISTOPHER LEACH THE ARTIST. I started this blog so that I can share with everyone my vast collection of transport photographs showing a personal and nostalgic view of the industry with images that span some 45 years taking in the U.K and some of Europe. I have no darkroom and so rather than being the perfectionist after tidying them up I upload the images warts and all, and even those that won't scan squarely or are scratched. In a way it adds age and character. You are all free to download these for your personal use but please remember I still own them and you are not just free to use them without prior permission for any knd of publishing. Click on images to enlarge them and if you want to see more leave your comments or visit my website for the mother-site with galleries including those Buses & Girls: PICTUREWORLD

Saturday, 10 February 2007

Saurer DAB in Geneva

During the Seventies several small bus manufactures and bodybuilders got together to help each other sell their products in local markets and to be able to offer a wider range of sophisticated products and called it United Bus. Sadly they still could not withstand the clout of the big boys like Daimler Benz and Volvo, and most of it's members have since ceased trading or absorbed. But it did create some interesting buses like Geneva 214 which was something of a European Hybrid as although it was obviously a Danish DAB using Leyland compenents from the U.K it was badged as a Swiss Saurer because of it's engine and Swiss customer.

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